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Srividya Narasimhan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/13/2007
 

graduated Neutral Density


I was wondering if anyone could help me choose a good graduated Neutral Density filter. Although I know its a personal preference but want to know what F-stop I should buy. For eg-- should I go in for a 3 or 4 stop Grad ND? Please help.


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4/14/2008 1:26:53 PM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  geez sri,we don't even know your intent.
why not a 2 stop.
wether a good or bad one please show intent of use.
from your gallery you portray a great latitude.blue skies on the beach at high noon?
this makes no sense,sam


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4/14/2008 8:03:18 PM

 
Ken Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/11/2005
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  You can't go wrong with Sing-Ray:
http://www.singh-ray.com/grndgrads.html

I have the 3-stop soft type. Also, you'll need a Cokin adapter to slide the filter into...but you can also hand hold it.


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4/14/2008 8:27:52 PM

 
Srividya Narasimhan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/13/2007
  Thanks Ken. I usually like to shoot landscapes and I will look for Singh Ray.


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4/16/2008 7:09:29 PM

 
William Schuette
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/8/2006
  Consider looking at the Lee filter system or a Cokin system that uses rectangular filters in a holder. The advantage is that you can shift the gradation up a down as well as rotate the holder to give you the most control over where and how the gradation falls in your shot. Also you can stack two or more filters such as two 2 and a 1 stop to make a 3 stop.

Bill


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5/5/2008 10:08:00 AM

 
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